Saturday, May 23, 2009
We want to wish very special Happy birthday to Mommy ML! We thinks she keeps all the kitty blogosphere running!
It has been a crazy day here. Mom and Dad are working in the bathroom and Mom is handing out Girl Scout Cookie awards to troops. That means there are a lot of people coming to the house. Mom also had a baby shower to go to. Dad went to get lunch and it came in a big brown bag with handles. Kirby got in the bag to play. Illyana got in with him. Mom and Dad are not sure exactly what happened next. All they know is Illyana was screaming and trying to get away from the bag. Then Dad realized she was hung. They thought she had her claw snagged in the bag. Mon grabbed her. That was probably not the smartest move, but she had to do something. She got her hand the scruff of Illyana's neck and tried to hold her. Dad garbed his work gloves to help. That is when they both realized that the kitten had her head through the handle of the bag. She had made several three feat high jumps and twists, so the handle was twisted around her neck. Dad Grabbed the kitchen scissors and they finally got the handle cut away. Mom has about 10 scratches and puncture wounds on each hand and arm. Dad had some, but no as many.
When Illyana was released, she took off. Angel must have thought Kirby had hurt the kitten cause they were in the sack together. She got real low to the ground, proofed her tail and started growling and stalking Kirby! Mom and Dad both started trying to calm her down. Kirby must have thought he was in trouble because he ran. He would not come to Dad or Mom and did not want to be in the same room as Angel.
Every time Mom approached Kirby and Illyana they ran under the bed. Angel let Mom touch her and then pick her up. They know the blood and fear smell made the calming process take longer. Then Mom offered treats to get them to come to her. Kirby was having nothing to do with it. Mom kept creeping closer to him and was able to touch him. He did let her pick him up before she went to the party. When Illyana saw that mom had held both Angel and Kirby she started calming down.
THrough all of this, Dad was blaming himself cause he put the sack down for them.
Mom is still trying to convince every one that it was a weird accident and no cats were hurt. Mom and Dad were hurt, but they understand why!
Illyana had been real skittish of Dad before this happened. After Mom went to the party, she got up in his lap and then his arms and purred and went to sleep on him. All work on the bathroom came to a halt so they could comfort each other.
Every one is OK now. Angel is still nervous and hiding but Kirby and Illyana are back to playing. Dad is working in the bathroom and Mom should be!
Sorry, no kitty pictures today. Mom could post pictures of her ouchies but you really don't want to see them!
Moral to this story: Cut the blasted handles off the paper bags before giving them to the cats to play with!